Who is NeVar and NeVara?

Nevar© and his mate NeVara© are a not so common raven pair. Together, they have become the mascots and narrators for this website.

Ravens were chosen for their intelligence, sociability and adaptability. They have been companions to humankind for all of recorded history and are a rich part of our folklore. To some ravens are evil. To others they are revered as noble spirits. And so ravens were chosen to tell the story of Mount Tom and why the ridge that makes up the spine of Holyoke should be preserved largely as undeveloped open space.

Should you have skills in animation, graphic arts, audio and video recording, photography, voice-overs, research, law, and would like to help tell the story of the Mt. Tom Range, please leave a comment under Recent Posts.

Nature Trail

East of the former Robert Cole Museum, along the New England National Scenic Trail is the 3/4 mile loop called the Nature Trail. It is family friendly and self guided, aided by trail blazes and informational signage about species-rich micro-habitats, old growth trees, mountain top views, interesting geologic features, and a nearby abandoned 18 century quarry. Volunteers are needed help with trail maintenance here as well as throughout the reservation’s 22 miles of hiking trails. Want to help? Leave a comment under Recent Posts to this page’s right.